Getting older doesn’t necessarily mean your lifestyle has to become less active. Some seniors take this mentality to heart and require a bit more when it comes to finding assisted living communities that fit their needs.
More seniors are living longer and more active lives than ever before and many of them want to spend their retirement doing all of the things they’ve always wanted to do like hike, volunteer, and spend time with their family.
In fact, a report done in 2010 by The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics called “Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being,” shows just how healthy and active seniors are these days.
Here are some of the more interesting findings from that report:
- In 1960, people who reached 65 years old were expected to live four years longer on average. That number is up to 18.5 years today.
- Between the years 2006 and 2008, 74.5 percent of seniors that were 65 or older reported being in good to excellent health.
- About 22 percent of seniors reported participating in physical activity on a regular basis.
Many physical activities are great for seniors’ overall health and are encouraged by most doctors. However, seniors should always consult with their doctor before partaking in any physical activity that may be too strenuous.
Regularly doing some physical activity can help seniors have more energy and improve their mood, making daily tasks much easier.
Exercise benefits seniors with ailments such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Some exercises that are typically good for seniors include:
- Aqua aerobics
- Weight Lifting
Active seniors in the Atlanta area need a place to live that can offer the type of activities and facilities they need to maintain their lifestyle. That’s where SilverFox.care comes into play. SilverFox.care simplifies the assisted living search and finds the perfect match for Atlanta’s active seniors.
If you’re looking for an assisted living community with amenities such as clubhouses, gyms, hiking trails, and tennis courts to help you have a healthy body and mind, SilverFox.care can help you find it!